the movie chain

Bunker obliged me with the musical baton meme I passed him recently, and now he’s hit me back with a movie chain. Fair enough!

Total number of films I own on DVD/video:
Less than 20, all of them gifts or hand-me-downs. Never been big on owning films.
The last film I bought:
See above. I have actually never bought a movie, as far as I can recall. Odd.
The last film(s) I watched:
Five Seven films I watch a lot, or that mean a lot to me (no particular order):
  • Bob Roberts. Introducing the rebel conservative.
  • The Hudsucker Proxy. Another Tim Robbins starring role, but it’s really the Coen brothers who get most of the credit for this one. I could put almost any of their films on the list, but this one still jumps to mind first.
  • Magnolia. If aliens came to earth and asked, “what kinds of personal problems do humans have?” I’d show ’em this. This movie taught me to really, really respect acting.
  • Short Cuts. It’s just not fair to rave about Magnolia without mentioning this one.
  • Blazing Saddles. Still just plain wet-your-pants funny.
  • I can’t make a list like this without any action movies… and although I’m definitely a Star Wars generation kid, I always think of Raiders of the Lost Ark when someone asks me about my favorite action/adventure flicks. I would love to see this get a full theatrical re-release for its 25th anniversary next year.
  • I also can’t make a list like this without any Hitchcock movies: Vertigo is a particular favorite.

SO hard to not just keep listing great movies… Someday I’ll have to do a series of top-5 lists by genre, I guess.

I don’t want to bug the same five people as last time, and can’t stay awake thinking of who to hit next right now, so I’ll break the chain here.

folks before you had this to say:

  1. CJL

    OK, I just put most of those in our queue…

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